The Greatest Gift
A Christmas TaleBook - 2014
"For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra's classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life. But few of those fans know that Capra's film was inspired by a short story by author Philip Van Doren Stern, which came to Stern in a dream one night. Unable at first to find a publisher for his heartwarming tale of a man named George Pratt who ponders suicide until he receives an opportunity to see what the world would be like without him, Stern ultimately published the story in a small pamphlet and sent it out as his Christmas card for 1943. One of those 200 copies found its way into the hands of David Hempstead, a producer at RKO films, and the film that has become a cherished holiday tradition for many was born."
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©1943
Branch Call Number: Fiction Ste
Characteristics: 55 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm